argil

[ahr-jil]

noun

clay, especially potter's clay.

Nearby words

  1. argerich,
  2. argh,
  3. arghool,
  4. argie,
  5. argie-bargie,
  6. argillaceous,
  7. argilliferous,
  8. argillite,
  9. argillitic,
  10. arginase

Origin of argil

1350–1400; Middle English argilla < Latin < Greek árgillos, equivalent to arg(ós) white + -il(l)os noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for argil

argil

noun

clay, esp potters' clay

Word Origin for argil

C16: from Latin argilla white clay, from Greek argillos

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